Policy and Academic Research Manager
Policy and Academic Research Manager. Royal College (Medical and Scientific) Full Time Permanent. Up to £48k plus benefits. Central London.
A stunning opportunity for an experienced and hard working Policy and Research professional to join the team of a world famous Royal College. Ideally candidates will have worked developing research and policy in a scientific or medical field in the past.
The Policy and Academic Research Manager will lead a small team in the Directorate of Professional Practice (DPP) that is focused on the development of policy for the College to support its activities, thinking and presence for Fellows and members in their professional practice as independent practitioners, researchers and service leaders. This links to the College’s public policy in regard to major challenges and developments in and for its specialities (Details available on request)
The Manager also leads the delivery of support to the College's academic and research activities in its two specialities.
The role requires building strong relationships internally with DPP colleagues, the training policy function, the membership and external engagement functions. There is a particular focus on -
- Taking a proactive approach to policy issues, preparedness, briefings, the College’s policy position.
- Using the growing body of data and external data to inform and underpin policy positions
- Creating sources of policy intelligence from published resources and from relationships with individuals at other colleges, regulatory and professional bodies and leading charities
- Horizon scanning activities
The Manager will be responsible for leading, co-ordinating and contributing to the activities which relate to academic research activities in clinical radiology and clinical oncology.
The post holder will work closely with the Executive Director, the President, two Vice-Presidents and the chairs of the two Academic Committees and is responsible for ensuring that relevant boards, committees and representative groups are serviced appropriately and that their work is coordinated. The Manager will attend and advise meetings of these bodies as required.
The Manager manages the work of the Policy and Academic Research Administrator. The College is a participant in the Charityworks scheme and there is usually one or more Charityworks graduate trainees working at the College each academic year. Any trainee allocated to undertake professional practice policy work will be supervised and developed by the Manager.
The Professional Practice Directorate
The Directorate delivers a wide range of activities to support Fellows, primarily after they have been awarded the completion of training. In addition to policy and academic work the Directorate:
- undertakes data collection and analysis producing an annual workforce census for each speciality which are much valued, and should be used to guide policy
- the development of professional guidelines written by Fellows and members
- support for service quality improvement, including accreditation of diagnostic imaging services
- supporting members’ and Fellows’ revalidation as doctors
- running the College’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme.
- support to four elected Officers (doctors) and a number of boards, committees and working parties
- projects initiated through the annual planning process in pursuance of the College’s strategic objectives
Summary terms and conditions
- Salary of £48,085
- 35 hours per week
- Initial annual leave entitlement of 33 days including public/bank holidays
- Open plan office space.
After completion of an initial period (usually three months):
- Flexible working hours scheme
- Luncheon allowance (value £50 per month)
- Interest-free travel loan
- Contributory pension scheme (15% employer, 5% employee)
- Two-month notice period